Before the showcase!

April 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

Course Evaluation

Please complete the end-of-course evaluation.


  • Today, 4/22:
    • Problem Solving project presentation
    • Due: Problem solving and learning adventure project: 11:59pm
    • Notes and info for 20% project
  • Thursday, 4/24: Last day of class,
    • Due: 20% project showcase – Post your product to EDIT2000 Exhibition and link to your portfolio page before the showcase begins at 11:00 am
    • View 20% project Rubric.
    • Class picture: After the showcase is over, we will take a class picture!
  • Next Tuesday, 4/29:
    • 20%: project reflection 5th posting due (All you should have left to do after the showcase is your final reflection blog post for your 20% project.)
    • Link your product to your portfolio. Otherwise, I won’t grade.
    • Final reflection for the entire class.
  • Grades should be posted no later than May 2nd.

Remaining Tasks

The remaining assignments are due by Tuesday April 29, 11:59 pm.

  • Reflection on your 20% project: Write your final blog post on the following:
    • What did you learn from your 20% project? You probably learn a lot from this project, but try to summarize your learning experience into key points. Provide details, evidence, illustrations, facts, examples, models, etc. that support your learning.
    • What product did you make? Embed or link your product page on your final blog post to describe its connection to what you have learned through 20% project.
    •  What difficulties did you find on your 20% project?
    • After the showcase, how was your product received?
  • Final reflection on what you have learned in this course: Reread what you wrote about what you wanted to learn from the beginning of the semester on your homepage of your portfolio. Then, write an overview of what you have learned this semester and what you feel you have left to learn. Your final reflection should be at least 2 paragraphs (minimum 100 words)
  • Make sure all portions of your portfolio are completed.

Your Grade

I will distribute your individual grade report. This is the time to bring your concerns about your grade. Remaining projects are due by next Tuesday. Your final grade will be available.


20% Project Showcase

  • The showcase will be highly interactive environment. Visitors will stop by your station and you will show your product and talk about important points about your product.
  • We will start at 11:15 am so prepare your stations. Have a chair for your visitor.
  • We will divide the class in three groups and have two thrids of group present and one third of group and the guests will visit the stations. We will have three rotations. Each time will be 15 minutes.
  • We will end at 12 pm so that we have time for class picture.
  • Prepare your stations:
  • Have a laptop to display your presentation and invite visitors to navigate as you introduce.
  • Table Sign: Prepare your table sign. Download a template to add your project title, name, and your product QR code.
    • Email your completed file to me by Wednesday and I will print your sign for you in a thick colored paper. (
    • To make a QR code, use QR code generator.
  • Have something inviting: cookies or candies or healthy snack, whatever that may represents your project
  • If you have a business card, do bring business card.
  • Dress for Success: So how about dress code?
    • I believe you know what a formal presentation should be like, right?
    • eveninggowns
    • dress code women what to wear in the office
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    • Male_dress_code_in_Western_culture
  • Any other question about the final presentation?

Problem Solving Presentation

You will be presenting your problem case, evidence, and a solution today. The goal is to communicate effectively to those who face the same problem (stakeholders) and receive their feedback on their opinion as to what to consider on implementing the solution.

You will have 5 minutes to present and 2 minutes for Q/A and feedback. Five minutes is not a long time to present your problem case and a solution. The key is to clearly explain and convince your audience that the problem you present is really pressing and your solution can be effective at reducing or eliminating the problem.

Each audience member will evaluate each team’s presentation and provide feedback on how to improve the solution. We will use ProblemSolvingPresentationPeerFeedbackForm.


The order of presentation is as follows:

  1. Ryan, Brooke and Juliana
  2. Shelby and Janyl
  3. Zoe, Natalie, and Claire
  4. Uriah and James
  5. Matt and Matt
  6. Megan and Isabel
  7. Josh & Brendan
  8. Jalecia


Problem Solving Reflection and Revision

After presentation, revise your solution as a group using the feedback you received from your classmates.

1. As a team: Add a revised solution slide to your Google presentation.

2. Individually: Embed your Google Presentation to your individual portfolio. Write a reflection in 200 words. This is due Wednesday by the beginning of the class.

Address all of the following in your reflection:

  • How did you approach identifying a problem? How did your group decide on the problem to focus?
  • What did you to understand about the problem?
  • What sources have you looked to find information about the problem? What evidence did you find that support the problem case?
  • How realistic is your solution? Would you give it to policymakers to implement your solution?
  • How did you revise your solution?
  • How did peer feedback help you?
  • Having gone through a problem solving process, what suggestions do you have for other teachers who were to employ problem-based learning in their classroom?


I look forward to your presentation this Thursday! Feel free to email, text, or FB me with questions.





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